Volvo plan to go fully electric by 2030
Swedish firm, Volvo, has announced plans to go fully electric on all their models by 2030. The aim is to phase out combustion engined vehicles, as the demand for electric vehicles continues to rapidly accelerate. Similar announcements have also been made by other car manufacturers such as Ford and with an early target of 2025, Jaguar. This is a bold step forward in the automotive industry and some critics are left wondering if we are ready for this. In addition to this, Volvo has also announced plans to start only selling their cars online. This is an ambitious and optimistic goal of the brand. However, it shows Volvo is following with the times as online purchases becoming increasingly popular. We wonder if this will prompt other manufacturers to follow and sell solely online.
Why Should We Buy Cars Online?
One of the main advantages of buying a car online is that online purchasing provides you with a wide range of choices with just one click. Also, all the information that customers should know before deciding to buy a car is provided in detailed analysis with a full break down of features, interior and exterior.
Car dealers will most often try to sell you the car they want you to buy instead of the car you really want. Whereas online shopping gives you the advantage of comparing makes of different cars and then you can decide on what type of car you want to buy, even before you go ahead with your purchase.
A Brief History of Volvo
In 1927, the first ever Volvo car was produced and released from their factory in Sweden. The car was called the OV4 and this was the start of a long future ahead for the brand. Another major event in Volvo’s history was the introduction of the three point safety belt in 1959. This was made by Volvo’s engineer, Nils Bohlin, and was first introduced in the Volvo PV544. Over the years, Volvo has become renowned for being the leader in automotive safety. Today, the brand is owned by Chinese automotive giant, Geely, and remains a highly successful company.
Volvo’s plan to go fully electric shows their commitment to becoming a leading manufacturer for premium electric cars. The government recently announced a 2030 UK ban on new petrol and diesel cars. This was brought forward from 2035 as more funding is being made available for research into the zero-emissions market. The aim is to encourage more drivers to opt for low emissions vehicles, which in turn will help to improve the country’s air quality and reduce CO2 emissions from road transport.
At GB Vehicle Leasing, we have seen a massive increase in the number of EV leasing enquiries and orders over the past 12 months. During this time, new electric cars have become available, meaning there’s now a great range of differing sizes, shapes and specifications of electric cars to choose from. If you would be interested in leasing an electric car, please contact us on 0161 667 5338 for a free, no obligation quote.